Tag Archives: aging parents

Cashing in: You and Your Aging Parents

By Joy Loverde I recently had the most enjoyable eldercare experience regarding the issue of money and wanted to share it with you. Several weeks ago, my Mom handed me a small plastic bag, and inside the bag were five gold rings. She explained that these rings once belonged to her deceased husband, and she…
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Aging Parents: Loving Life’s Leftovers One Stitch at a Time

by Joy Loverde Spending sixty percent of my waking hours on airplanes going from here to there for work purpose offers me plenty of opportunities to meet fascinating people in the waiting area. Such was the case a few months back when I had the privilege to meet Sue Parrish, lead product designer for Keepsake…
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Moving a Reluctant Parent – Part 8

by Joy Loverde Things are heating up. If you’ve been following Parts 1 through 7 regarding the adventures of my Aunt Bernice and her reluctance to move out of her house, then you know that she would have been far better off had she made the move a year ago when she invited me over…
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How To Help Your Aging Parents Deal With Getting Older

by: Mark Etinger "I find it a lousy deal. There's no advantage in getting older. I'm 74 now. You don't get smarter, you don't get wiser, you don't get more mellow, you don't get more kindly. Nothing good happens. Your back hurts more. You get more indigestion. Your eyesight isn't as good. You need a…
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Fun Activities For Senior Citizens

by: Khalid BH Monsore As we get older, we have a tendency to become sedentary. We watch TV or read rather than socialize. Remaining active is in an important aspect of staying healthy and alert in old age. Participating in hobbies and activities that involve interaction with others provide many health benefits, such as prevention…
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Elderly Home Care Decisions

by: Greg Newell If your inclination is to start looking for "nursing homes" in your area, perhaps you're one of the many who haven't considered the options. Most seniors just need a little help. They made that house a home and they want to stay in it. (more…)
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Moving a Reluctant Parent – Part 3

by Joy Loverde As I said in the last blog (Part 2), it is not my personal philosophy that everyone eventually has to move out of their house. Hiring in-home helpers and asking family and friends to pitch in are certainly options to be considered. However, in the case of my Aunt, bringing help in…
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A Nursing Home at Holiday Time

By Sandy L. White Have you visited a nursing home at Christmas time? It can be as magical as watching little children light up when they see twinkling lights, pretty packages, Santa Claus, hear Christmas music and smell cinnamon, ginger and pine. (more…)
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